As part of Ashland University’s Homecoming celebration on Oct. 13, Ashland University will host a tribute concert titled, “An Evening with Cathi Muckle,” that will take the audience back to another era with the most memorable songs of “The Greatest Generation” as she sings selections from the songbook of George and Ira Gershwin.
The concert, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus, will feature Cathi Muckle, the daughter of Betty Clooney, who is Rosemary Clooney’s sister.
Muckle, a professional singer and educator who lives in Las Vegas, actually toured with her legendary aunt and even recorded “The Coffee Song” with Rosemary Clooney and has sung over 300 commercial jingles.“We are very excited to be able to offer this special concert event again this year as part of our homecoming celebration,” said Dr. Carlos Campo, who is slated to emcee the event. Campo is the brother of Muckle.
Muckle will be accompanied at the event by an all-star AU Jazz ensemble that will also feature Ashland University Music faculty, alumni and current students including AU Professors of Music Thomas Reed and Scott Garlock, alumni Steve Berry and Paul Martin, and students Nik Psota and Derek Rangel.
The concert will also offer the new Ashland University Jazz Orchestra’s “AUJOy to the World” Christmas CD featuring Cathi Muckle. The CD, which features nine Christmas songs with Cathi on vocals, will cost $15 each. Those not attending the concert who would like a CD can purchase them at the AU Bookstore on campus after Oct. 13.
The event is open to the public and general admission tickets for the event are $10 for adult and $5 for senior citizens, students and AU employees. In addition, a VIP package at $25 per ticket will include a 6:30 p.m. private upscale cocktail reception with the artist. Sales of the limited number of VIP packages will end Oct. 6.
Those with questions or wanting tickets can contact the AU Box Office at 419.289.5125 or go online at ashland.edu/tickets. Doors for the concert open at 7 p.m. and a cash bar will be available at the event.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Elizabeth M. Pastor Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1992 by friends of Liz Pastor, AU Trustee's Distinguished Professor. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving full-time undergraduate student enrolled studying for a bachelor of arts in music with piano as the major instrument or music education majors with piano as their chosen instrument.